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Episode #942: Weird Turn
First Attempted Broadcast: 11/21/22
How many "Classic NYC restaurants" have you been to? What is a restaurant, exactly? How about that Nathan's in Coney Island? Does anyone else remember the guy who sold grilled hot dogs outside the Stock Exchange? How do hot dog carts cook hot dogs? Do you have to worry about the "triple-demic"? What is RSV? How is the flu this year? Why is the flu less deadly now than it was in 1918? Did you forget that COVID is still here? Have you gotten your COVID bivalent booster shot yet? Did you travel during the pandemic? Are you traveling now? Has your travel been delayed because of... everything? Have you visited the lounge at the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport? Are you affected by the turkey shortage of 2022? Do we still need to worry about bird flu? Does bird flu affect vultures? [Yes, it can kill them. -- Chris F.] I had a lot on my mind this week--clearly!

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So, what is Free New York anyway? The simple answer is that it's a this neat little public access TV show on Manhattan Neighborhood Network which I co-produce with the tremendous help of my camerawoman/editor/everything else, Kim. The complicated answer is that it's a project of mine to broadcast opinions and events which don't always appear within "the mainstream media" (like The New York Times, the major networks, local radio, etc.), and so far I think it's been working.

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